Agriculture has always been the beating heart of the community, and farmers are now looking to add value to their businesses by creating post farm gate produce.
There is a range of local food which has been grown, farmed and produced in the region. From free range chicken, stress-free lamb, wholegrain pasta and organic flours, to self-labelled jams, chutneys and olive oils, the products tell a unique and different story of their origins.
Cellar doors and regional businesses proudly stock the vast range of local produce, as does the local butcher shop, and café Wild Saffron, in the main street of Clare.
Many restaurants share the pride of local food with a focus on serving delicious regional food produced in the Clare Valley.
With so many picturesque spots to choose from, the Clare Valley is also a great place to throw a picnic rug, sit back and relax. Gather up a selection of gourmet goodies from the local outlets in the town and sit under a big gum tree, overlooking endless rows of vines.